Director Professional Standards & Regulation Employment Opportunity – Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Organization: Institute of Certified Public Accountants of
Uganda (ICPAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Ref: DPSR401/03/18
About US:
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national
professional accountancy body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act.
The Institute also has a mandate to conduct professional accountancy
examinations in Uganda. The Institute is mandated to also:
Regulate and maintain the Standard of
Accountancy in Uganda.
Prescribe and regulate the conduct of
accountants and practising accountants in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The
Director Professional Standards & Regulation will be responsible for
the establishment and maintenance of a robust and effective professional
standards and regulatory framework. The job holder will be able to provide
assurance to the Secretary/CEO around compliance with all relevant professional
standards and regulation within the Accountancy Profession. The job holder will
provide technical and administrative support to the Quality Assurance Board,
Disciplinary Committee, Disciplinary Appeals Committee and the Committee of
Council in charge of standards and Regulation. The Job holder will be
responsible for IFAC’s statements of membership obligations (SMO) 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
and 7
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the strategic and tactical
    processes throughout the professional standards and regulation function.
  • Develop an appropriate strategy which
    strikes a perfect balance between ICPAU’s strategic plan, Members and
    Students and Other stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Develop and implement functional
    objectives in line with ICPAU’s strategic plan.
  • Provide leadership on issues of quality
    assurance and regulation, professional standards, research and
    investigation and discipline within the accountancy profession.
  • Offer technical support to various
    stakeholders and enhance their relationship with the Institute.
  • Provide leadership to Professional
    Standards and Regulation teams
  • Assess possible legal challenges by
    understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing regulations;
    recommending new procedures; complying with legal requirements.
  • Provide technical and administrative
    support to the Quality Assurance Board, Disciplinary Committee,
    Disciplinary Appeals Committee and the Committee of Council in charge of
  • Provide an innovative leadership strategy
    for accomplishment of Institute’s goals.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by
    the Secretary/CEO

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a University
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Relevant Post Graduate Qualification in
    Business Administration, Finance/Accounting, Economic Policy, Law,
    Taxation, Public Policy & Administration is an added advantage
  • A minimum of seven years of professional
    experience in auditing, accounting and or regulation.
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory framework
    for the accountancy profession e.g. Accountants Act 2013, IFAC’s
    Statements of Membership Obligations (SMOs).
  • Knowledge of other pertinent legislations
    e.g. Anti-Money laundering Act 2013, Anti- Corruption Act 2009.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance processes.
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice
    compliance methodologies and emerging practice, compliance monitoring and
    risk assessments in Accountancy.
  • Previous experience in communicating with
    regulators and assisting with regulatory enquiries.
  • Excellent public presentation and
    interaction skills.
  • Excellent
    command of the English language (both
    spoken and written).
  • Good
    communication and computer skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills.
  • Have
    analytical and problem–solving skills.
  • Be
    creative, innovative, adaptable and have a passion for quality
Personal attributes
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical
    behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the
    behaviour of line staff is consistent with these standards and aligns with
    the values of ICPAU
  • Build Relationships: Establish and
    maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and
    externally to achieve the goals of the Institute.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and
    write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and
    effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Stakeholder Needs: Anticipate,
    understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders
    to meet or exceed their expectations within the Institute’s parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and
    effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions
    that enhance Institute’s effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to
    achieve results that are in the best interest of ICPAU.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to
    determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions
    which are timely and in the best interests of Institute
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work
    schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data,
    information and activities.
  • Plan: Identify strategies to move the
    organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and
    evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations
    to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate
    possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problems.
How to Apply: 
All interested applicants should their applications including a
detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including
at least two from previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone
numbers/e-mail addresses quoting the Job Reference Number. Please send your
application with all the necessary documents in a sealed envelope quoting the
job reference number on the envelope to the address below.
The Secretary,
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,
Plot 42 Bukoto Street, Kololo,
P. O. Box 12464, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 16th March 2018
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